Meaning of “resurface” in the English Dictionary

"resurface" in British English

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resurfaceverb

uk /ˌriːˈsɜː.fɪs/ us /ˌriːˈsɝː.fɪs/

resurface verb (COVER)

[ T ] to put a new surface on a road:

Drivers will experience delays while stretches of the road are being resurfaced.

resurface verb (APPEAR AGAIN)

[ I ] to rise to the surface of the water again:

When the divers did not resurface after an hour, three crew members dived down to look for them.

[ I ] to appear again after being lost, stolen, or absent:

Please contact me if any of the stolen paintings resurface.
Jill resurfaced last week, after spending the past few months doing research in the library.

[ I ] If a memory resurfaces, you remember it again after you had forgotten about it:

Memories of his childhood resurfaced when he saw the photographs.

(Definition of “resurface” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"resurface" in American English

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resurfaceverb

us /riˈsɜr·fəs/

resurface verb (COVER)

[ T ] to put a new surface on a road:

Expect delays while they resurface the highway.

resurface verb (APPEAR)

[ I ] to appear again after not being seen or heard:

The tax issue is likely to resurface next year.

(Definition of “resurface” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)